Wrongful Termination

What is a Wrongful Termination?

“Wrongful termination” is a blanket term used to refer several types of employment law claims in which employers unlawfully terminate employees from their job. The term can be applied to acts of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age. It can refer an unlawful termination due to an employee’s request to take leave under FMLA to recover from an injury or to take care of a family member who is ill. It can also refer to a termination in retaliation for reporting a violation of law, unsafe working conditions, or discrimination. In cases where an employee’s job is governed by an employment contract, it may refer to a breach of that contract.

There is no one type of Wrongful Termination

Although there is no one type of “wrongful termination” claim, the Maine Wrongful Termination Attorneys at Clifford & Clifford have successfully litigated every type of “wrongful termination” claim identified above. We understand that losing your job for any of these unlawful reasons can be scary, frustrating, and upsetting. We approach every client with compassion and understanding, and vigorously fight for our clients’ rights. If you feel that you were wrongfully terminated from your job for any of these reasons, we encourage you to contact our office for a free consultation.

Contact the Wrongful Termination lawyers at Clifford & Clifford to discuss your case.